Greatest Emancipations: How the West Abolished Slavery

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St. Martin's Press, Jun 24, 2008 - History - 288 pages
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For thousands of years, slavery went unchallenged in principle. Then in a single century, slavery was abolished and more than seven million slaves were freed. Greatest Emancipation tells this amazing story, focusing on Haiti, the British Caribbean, the United States, Cuba and Brazil, which accounted for the vast majority of slaves in the west. Jim Powell offers some surprising insights and shows that while the abolition of slavery was essential to any free society, it wasn’t the sole determing factor, since some societies that abolished slavery later embraced dictatorships. Jim Powell reveals the process and tremendous influence that slavery's eradication had on individual societies in the west.

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A good overview of how slavery ended in the West; however, it does not go into detail. It also has an interesting analysis of the effects of how the way the society ended slavery effected the society. Read full review


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Jim Powell, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, is the author The Triumph of LibertyFDR's Folly, Wilson's War and Bully Boy.  His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Town & Country, Esquire and Americana, among other publications. He has lectured in Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany and Japan.  He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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